Are the 10 Commandments still relevant today?
Do they still apply? Which ones? What do they mean in light of God’s mercy revealed in Jesus?
Highlighting the timelessness and goodness of God’s commands, pastor Kevin DeYoung delivers critical truth about the 10 Commandments as he makes clear what they are, why we should know them, and how to apply them. This book will help you understand, obey, and delight in God’s law—commandments that expose our sinfulness and reveal the glories of God’s grace to us in Christ.
“The Ten Commandments are not instructions on how to get out of Egypt. They are rules for a free people to stay free.” (Page 24)
“Studying the Ten Commandments reveals the very heart of human rebellion: we don’t like God telling us what we can and cannot do.” (Pages 11–12)
“The most important aspect of our faith is not how hard we believe, but in whom we believe.” (Page 27)
“It’s possible to be full of sincere worship and worship the wrong God. That’s the reason for the first commandment.” (Page 27)
“The biblical definition of freedom is not ‘doing whatever you want.’ Freedom is enjoying the benefits of doing what we should.” (Page 23)
Seasoned by personal wit, shaped by years of pastoral ministry, and highly skilled in interpreting God’s Word, Kevin DeYoung is the right person to write this book. DeYoung fleshes out the Ten Commandments in a way that helps us see the wisdom of our Creator and Redeemer in directing us on our pilgrim way. I highly recommend this book!
—Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California; author, Justification (New Studies in Dogmatics)
Kevin DeYoung has emerged as one of this generation’s premier preachers and most articulate communicators. Those who know his ministry will find what they have come to expect from him in The Ten Commandments: What They Mean, Why They Matter, and Why We Should Obey Them. I encourage anyone searching to know God’s Word better and how it applies to the Christian life to buy this book and read it.
—Jason K. Allen, President, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Is understanding the Ten Commandments necessary under the new covenant? A resounding yes! Thorough, accessible, relevant, and convicting, this book offers the most insightful analysis of the Ten Commandments I’ve ever read, skillfully applying them to our lives today. DeYoung beautifully marries grace and truth, leading the reader to understand the importance of obedience and the cross that makes it possible.
—Vaneetha Rendall Risner, author, The Scars That Have Shaped Me: How God Meets Us in Suffering
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